Advanced Polymer Chromatography for Polymer Analysis Method Development – Tools and Workflow
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Advanced Polymer Chromatography for Polymer Analysis Method Development – Tools and Workflow
Tuesday May 20th 2014
8:00a.m. PDT / 11:00a.m. EDT / 15:00 GMT
Michael J. O'Leary,
Principal Scientist/ Laboratory Manager,
Chemical Materials Business Operations,
Waters Corporation
Stu Borman,
Senior Correspondent,
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Traditionally, size exclusion or gel permeation chromatography (SEC/GPC) is used for the characterization of polymeric material, specifically their molecular weight distribution. In order to resolve polymeric species, long column lengths and banked column configurations are commonly used, resulting in lengthy analytical test cycle times, as well as the associated consumption of costly and often hazardous solvents. Additionally, many test sets suffer from minimal replicate data points due to the typical analysis time resulting in data with limited statistical weighting.

In this webinar the benefits of a comprehensive systematic approach for polymer molecular weight characterization will be presented. Waters® ACQUITY® Advanced Polymer Chromatography® (APC™) System, with its innovative and robust ACQUITY APC™ Column technology, allows for improved resolution of polymer distributions with significantly shorter total chromatographic analysis cycle times. Additionally, we will describe some of the tools that are available to develop stable and impactful test methods that result in richer data sets based on more stable operating conditions, and replicate analyses that are easily obtained within minutes and not hours.


- Determination of molecular weight distributions

- A novel system approach to molecular weight characterization

- Tools to develop a robust chromatographic method for polymer analysis

  • • Polymer chemists
  • • Polymer process engineers
  • • Laboratory managers, analytical chemists and technicians supporting polymer research, production, formulation and quality testing
  • • Faculty and students involved in polymer research and testing
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